Who We Are

Members of St. Stephen Lutheran Church+St. Stephen adults and children praying together+St. Stephen choir leading the congregation+Lutheran Student Association at St. Stephen


We are young and old and middle-aged. We are families with babies, retirees, students and faculty and staff at the College of William and Mary, couples and singles. We are school teachers and health care workers.  We are parents raising children; people working at Colonial Williamsburg, in the community or some distance away; and people serving in the military. We are people who have grown up in Williamsburg and people who come from all over the country. We are regulars and tourists and visitors.

We are a congregation of the Virginia Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).  Even though “Evangelical” is in our denomination’s title, we are actually much more open than other American Lutheran traditions.  If you have been hurt in a judgmental church, here you will not be judged. All who are seeking God — of all sexual, gender and racial identities — are welcome.

If you would like to know what we do as the Virginia Synod, go to: www.vasynod.org

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We invite you to worship and study and journey with us!

St. Stephen Vision and Mission Statements